Boys’ junior varsity soccer end season with a win

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The boys’ JV soccer team.

Shreyas Jindal, sports editor

The junior varsity boys’ soccer team finished the season with a record of 1-6-1. On Sept. 17 they had a game against Watkins Mill, which was a thrilling game, ending in a 3-3 tie. 

The game was very tough being down 2-0, but without giving up and playing as hard as we could we managed to tie the game 3-3. We went into double overtime and still held strong.”

— Ricky Gomez

Freshman defender Ricky Gomez believed in the team’s success after the Watkins Mill game. “The game was very tough being down 2-0, but without giving up and playing as hard as we could we managed to tie the game 3-3. We went into double overtime and still held strong,” Gomez said. 

Gomez and the whole team had lots of pressure to do well this season as they did not get off to a good start. “Being a center-back was hard in this game since the game was very close. I was very nervous when we went into double overtime, but with the trust of my team we managed to keep defending,” Gomez said 

Freshman Noah Friedman scored a hat trick to tie the game up “It was really exciting. We can see our first strong performance culminate in a tie and I was really happy to be part of it,” Freedman said. 

The boys kicked off their fourth game at home on Sept. 23 against Northwest. The game was tight but they lost 1-0 in the last five minutes of the game. “It was disappointing. We started too strong, which caused us to burn out for the rest of the game, but we can come back from this if we fix our attitude from when we start and finish the game,” sophomore Kasra Dokhaee said.

On Oct. 4 the team played rival Churchill Bulldogs and lost 4-0.  This game meant a lot to all the players and coaches, as they are not happy with the result. “Churchill is our rivals and this game meant a lot to us, we are not happy that we let down the fans. The scoreline was not ideal and we did not expect to lose to them, but we will bounce back against Richard Montgomery and end the season on a positive note,” Dokhaee said

The boy’s’ last game was against Richard Montgomery on Oct. 12, winning 1-0 in an exciting game as it was their first win. “Although we struggled throughout the whole season, getting our first win was very exciting. We played very well throughout the game and I am confident in the future we will be more successful,” Dokhaee said.